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Early Preparation Is The Key to Financial Success | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents

As a practicing Certified Financial Planner® for 10 years, I can say my best clients have a great relationship with money. And the earlier you save t...

Can You Help a Teenager Learn How to Invest?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I'm all for young people starting to invest early for several reasons. First, it's a great way for them to learn about the mechanics of investing. Second, they can learn about the markets -- during both good times and bad -- without too much at stake.

Top 10 Year-End Tax Planning and Other Financial To-Do's

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

With time rushing by and the end of 2015 in sight, you may be lamenting that you haven't accomplished all that you had planned. But even if you'll have to put off certain things until 2016, you still have time this year to make some smart financial moves.

How Your Ego Is Sabotaging Your Retirement

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

By Gina Horkey, Contributor As diligent as you have been about saving for retirement, your ego might have been quietly working against you the whole...

Collapsing Arguments for Conflicted Advice

Dan Solin | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

Even if you are fine with receiving conflicted advice (and not even being made aware of the conflicts), you are no doubt interested in the expertise of your broker. The evidence continues to mount, however, that "beating the market," while not impossible, is so difficult that it makes little sense to try.

Your Money and Your Life, Part Two

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

This is the second part of my interview about financial literacy and responsibility with financial strategist Brian Bedford*.

Taking Social Security at 62: Is It a Good Idea?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I'm turning 62 this fall and looking forward to starting Social Security. My good friend told me it's better to wait, but I'm eager to supplement my income. How do I decide?

Saving For Retirement? Suze Orman Says 'Roth 401(k) Is The Way To Go'

The Huffington Post | Brooke Sopelsa | Posted 09.23.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Personal finance guru Suze Orman joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday to to impart her financial wisdom, including breaking down why a Roth ...

Jetting Into The Age Of The Jetsons For Wealth Managers

April Rudin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
April Rudin

So many of today's financial advisors are stuck in the outmoded era of a Fred Flintstone, when they need to fast forward to the high-tech tomorrow of the Jetsons.

Follow The Money: Sniffing Out Hidden Wealth Management Fees

April Rudin | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Financial advisors can be very creative about the fees they charge to clients in the distribution of investment instruments. Do you know what you are paying for? Are your advisor's interests aligned with yours?

The Ballers Guide to Choosing a Financial Advisor

David Rae | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
David Rae

Second in a series. Having concluded its first season and been renewed for a second, the hit HBO show Ballers on life after football paints a pictur...

4 Money Moves That Jump-Start Your Way To Financial Freedom

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 08.27.2015 | OWN

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Bare Bones Financial Playbook

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Jonathan K. DeYoe

Even arm chair quarterbacks can draft a plan that will get them over the goal line if they utilize three key pages in the financial playbook: a personal income statement, a balance sheet, and a risk matrix.

Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.

Should You Prepare for the Next Bear Market?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

There are probably plenty of reasons to start preparing for trouble. Far be it for me to tell you to not be a doomsday prepper. Between the Federal Reserve, China and bonds, what's a poor investor to do?

5 Ways Your Money Choices Are Making You Sick

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.06.2015 | Money

An overwhelming 70 percent of married couples fight about money, according to a 2014 Money survey. If this sounds familiar, it's not only making your home life unpleasant -- it's also bad for your health.

Upset? Avoid Major Money Decisions

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you had a doctor diagnose you with cancer, wouldn't you seek a second opinion just to be sure? Why wouldn't you do the same with accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents and attorneys?

How to Raise a Future Millionaire

Bob Stammers | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Bob Stammers

It is never too early to teach your children about the value of money and how to manage it. Kids are constantly learning - both inside and outside the classroom - and parents can play a key role in developing their kids' financial habits.

New Frontier for Successful Aging: Financial Gerontology in the Spotlight at White House Conference on Aging

Paul H. Irving | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Fresh ideas and approaches can empower a brighter future of aging, and the emergence of financial gerontology is cause for hope. This link between two disciplines that are critically important to the aging population presents the potential for new solutions and healthy, productive and purposeful outcomes for today's older adults and for generations to come.

3 Innocent Money Mistakes That Can Cost You Big Time

OWN | Posted 07.20.2015 | OWN

We all make mistakes. A screw-up here, a misstep there -- it happens. What really matters is what we learn from it... right? Unfortunately, if those m...

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Homeowners Can Spend Over $9K A Year In Hidden Costs | Posted 06.23.2015 | HuffPost Home

Buying a home is so much more than finding the perfect place, applying for a home loan and budgeting for a monthly mortgage payment -- it's thousands of dollars more than many homeowners expect.

'How I Got Out Of $63,000 Of Credit Card Debt' | Posted 06.23.2015 | Money

Sleepless nights. A knot in the pit of the stomach. A gnawing sense of unease. Charles Phelan was familiar with the physical and emotional toll of debt. But usually it was his clients who were experiencing those symptoms. This time, it was his turn.

How One Family Saved $4,800 On Food In A Year | Posted 06.23.2015 | Money

What would you do with an extra $50 to $250 a month? Pay off credit card debt? Build an emergency savings fund? Take a much-needed vacation? There's a good chance you are throwing away that much money month after month, and if you stop, you'll be able to put it to better use.

Can You Be Greater Than Your Suffering?

David Geller | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Geller

You can choose to see yourself as a victim. You can lament your fate and just struggle to survive until it passes. Or you can accept the truth that suffering is part of your journey and embrace the incredible opportunities it offers you to grow and develop. Here are just a few to consider.